Open Range Operation

Spanning between Southwestern Wyoming and Northwestern Colorado, our ewes move slowly throughout the year grazing on natural, seasonal forage. Our lambs are born in the May and summer bands are taken to the high-country in late June/early July. Throughout the summer our lambs grow in pristine mountain conditions with fresh, stream water and green grass while being milk fed. All our lambs are free range, source-verified, 100% vegetarian diet and anti-biotic free.


Ewes are grazed back to Colorado in April for shearing. Ewes and rams are sheared each spring so they do not over heat during the summer months. Shearing also allows lambs to nurse easily, while keeping the sheep cleaner and less prone to flies throughout the summer months in the high country. Wool as the second crop, is sold to make fine suits, horse blankets and anything in between, including military uniforms. The majority of ewes will have their lamb(s) during the month of May. Ewes slowly graze their way through pastures as they have their lambs. The ewe and her lamb(s) are checked for 36 hours following birth, and then they are left alone to bond.


After lambing, summer bands are made. Ewes and lambs are hauled or trailed up the high country, where elevations rise up to 10,000 feet above sea level. Ewes and lambs summer in the mountains of Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming, grazing on natural grasses with pristine mountain water.


Shipping begins in the middle of September. During shipping season, lambs are sorted from the ewes. Ewe lambs, or female lambs, that will be used to replace older ewes are sent to pasture. Wether lambs, or those that will be used for meat consumption are sent to feed lots to continue to grow until desired weight. The herds are culled and less productive or nonproductive sheep are sold. All sheep are worked in humanely designed corrals, which follow guidelines given by Dr. Temple Grandin. Ewes and ewe lambs are slowly grazed and trailed back toward the winter country throughout the fall season.


From November through March, ewes winter on the high desert of Wyoming. The high desert allows them to manage the winter months in warmer temperatures with less amount of snow fall. Feed is supplemented with hay and corn to help the ewes keep their body temperature up during the frigid months. All sheep are fed supplemental feed using team horses and wagons, reducing our environmental footprint. Ewes are bred throughout December and January with Rambouillet and Suffolk rams.